COVID-19 Response - Updated information

Updated: 2020-11-27

Accreditaiton Canada Diagnostics (formerly IQMH Centre for Accreditation) has been operating as a virtual office since the physical office was closed in mid-March. Starting July 13, 2020, we gradually re-opened our physical office with a very limited number of staff on-site respecting health and safety guidelines by medical experts. The vast majority of IQMH staff have continued working from home during this early phase. With the current spike of cases in Ontario, and new measures by the province to flatten the curve, it’s prudent for us to limit and control the number of people in the office.

Please continue to use the following email contact information until further notice:

Accreditation (medical laboratory and diagnostic imaging): accreditation@acdiagnostics.ca
Echocardiography Quality Improvement (EQI) Program: eqi@acdiagnostics.ca
Education: education@acdiagnostics.ca

Accreditation Canada Diagnostics follows Public Health advice and will continue to maintain the following precautions to mitigate the risk of potential spread of COVID-19 until further notice:

  • Events and Meetings
    All events and meetings, including Advisory Panel meetings, will continue to be conducted remotely using phone or video conferencing and/or online communications.
     
  • Accreditation Visits
    We are resuming accreditation assessment activities as of October 26 using a revised approach. To the extent possible, we will be conducting assessments remotely in order to reduce the number of assessors on-site to as few as possible for the shortest time needed. You will be contacted by the Staff Technologist assigned to your assessment with specific details. Thank you for your continued cooperation at this difficult time.
     
  • Education Courses
    All in-person education courses, whether on site or off site, remain cancelled. Limited online classes may be made available in the future.

With these precautionary measures and business contingency plans in place, please be assured that Accreditation Canada Diagnostics is doing all that we can to continue delivering services in a safe manner consistent with the latest Public Health advice and guidance.

Updates regarding our response to COVID-19 will be communicated online at https://diagnostics.accreditation.ca/COVID-19. 


Sincerely,

Jeffrey S. Sumner
President, Accreditation Canada Diagnostics

Accreditation Canada Diagnostics

1500–393 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1E6 Canada

Phone: 416-323-9540 
Toll-free: 1-877-323-9540 
Fax: 416-323-9324 

Email: accreditation@acdiagnostics.ca

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AC Diagnostics is a group of diagnostics assessment programs offered byAccreditation Canada.